Document Type


Publication Date



Excerpt: "Dr. Larry Shelton has become a good friend, close confidant and colleague. His interest in and promotion of North American Native theology has been clearly demonstrated over the past decade. Larry has attended most of our NAIITS (North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies) Symposia; created several important opportunities for dialogue; and somehow found a way to wrangle me into full-time academic work. I owe Larry a lot. I appreciate his keen theological mind, his irreverence for orthodoxy simply for orthodoxy’s sake, and his Southern mountain humor. Larry always brings out the good ol’ boy in me even when this ol’ boy ain’t so good. For Larry’s friendship and the honor he has shown me, and our Indigenous work, I will always be grateful. A scholar, friend, and humorist—but above all—Larry is a real human being."


Originally published as chapter five of Covenant-Making: The Fabric of Relationship, Pickwick Publications (May 29, 2014). ISBN-13: 978-1625642240.

Used by permission of Wipf and Stock Publishers.